The best electric grills are compact and portable, can evenly cook steaks, and will last a long while. Of course, there are other things to keep in mind when looking for a great electric grill. The materials used in its construction, design, whether it has a lid or not, and the ease of cleaning are all relevant and could make or break an electric grill.
With that in mind, in this article we’ll review seven electric grills that caught our eye due to various factors including price, portability, usability, and overall quality.
7. Weber 52020001 Q1400 Electric Grill
The Weber Q1400 Electric Grill has a 1560-watt heating element and is powerful enough to grill just about anything. Compact and practical, this grill does not require assembly. When it comes to performance, its porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates are as good as the typical metal grates but easier to clean. Despite having a somewhat fragile heating element, its aluminum lid makes this model durable and also helps evenly cook the food.
6. George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill
Constructed with pure grilling efficiency in mind, George Foreman grills are often cited as being some of the world’s best outdoor electric grills. However, considering that it can also be used indoors, a George Foreman grill could be simply referred to as one of the best electric grills overall. This model is versatile enough to be used for daily cooking. It offers an ample grilling surface that, thanks to a complementary removable stand, does not need a countertop next to it.
5. Easy Street Electric Tabletop Grill with 3-Position Cooking Element
If cooking versatility is what you are looking for, this may be the best electric grill for you. Featuring a three-position heating element, the Easy Street Electric Tabletop Grill can be used for different cooking techniques, including traditional grilling and rotisserie grilling. Moreover, apart from this great feature, the grill is very straightforward to use. It is worth noting, however, that it doesn’t reach temperatures above 500 degrees F.
4. Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill
People who love backyard gatherings and patio cooking will fall in love with Char-Broil TRU-Infrared. Despite its compact design, this grill offers an above-average 320 square inches of grilling surface. Furthermore, apart from being efficient and versatile, this grill is easy to use and store. Its most impressive feature, however, is its infrared heating element which can cook meat without drying it.
3. Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
The Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is a convenient and multi purpose electric grill that works as a panini press, full griddle or half grill/half griddle. On this grill, you can cook any sandwich that you can think of, quesadillas, delicious stakes, sausages, meat, and even pancakes. It is great for breakfast prepping but doubles as an all-around contact grill superbly. The GR-4N lacks a searing function, but you can shell out +$30 more and get the Deluxe model, which also has a larger cooking area and temperature controls on each side of the grill.
2. COSTWAY 1350W Indoor/Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill
The COSTWAY 1350W Indoor/Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill is not as high profile as the George Foreman indoor/outdoor electric grill, but it delivers the same quality if not more consistently. This grill comes with a 4-setting temperature controller, a detachable condiment tray (to have those seasonings handy), a grease collecting bowl, and a removable stand.
The overall build of this unit is sturdy, and the stand is removable so that you can use the grill both indoors and outdoors. The unit is insanely easy to clean, heats up fast, and cooks evenly. Plus, the price is just right.
1. Kenyon B70082 Floridian Portable Electric Grill
The best electric grill models on our list have a handful of things in common. They are practical, reliable, and efficient. While undoubtedly, each of the electric grills featured in this article hit that mark, our definite favorites are the Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill and the Kenyon B70082 Floridian.
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